The fifth anniversary of the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on March 23 should be marked by celebration: over 16 million more people have health coverage now than five years ago. The rate of emergency room visits by young people has dropped 1.4 percent, translating into 191,000 fewer visits.
Millions more have access to free preventive care, lifesaving tests and the peace of mind that comes with holding an insurance card in their pockets. But instead of celebrating, these newly insured wait anxiously as the Supreme Court, once again, holds the fate of the ACA in its hands. Read the full Op-Ed here. »